Is America Working? What Business and Government Can Do


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Roger Porter
Paula Dobriansky
Ben Heineman
Lawrence Summers
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, Belfer Center Senior Fellow Ben Heineman, IBM Professor of Business and Government Roger Porter, and President Emeritus of Harvard University and former Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence H. Summers joined Fortune Magazine columnist and commentator for FOX News, moderator Nina Easton for a discussion on what business and government can do to support the economy.  Topics included the expansion of the federal budget following the 2008 economic crisis, social mobility and equality, and economic growth.  The panelists discussed historical successes and failures of public-private partnerships and the potential for businesses and the government to work together to bolster job creation and economic growth. The Forum was cosponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.